South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 3
By D3soccer.com Contributor
Week #3 is in the books! A lot of great games this week, but also a lot of games postponed due to Hurricane Florence. Several important regional games were postponed, games that would definitely impact regional rankings. These games will have to be made up as teams are able, and could influence tired teams trying to compete in conference play. Florence may end up having quite an impact on the 2018 soccer season. Let’s wrap up week #3 and see what our top South Atlantic teams have to look forward to in week #4.
TCNJ (3-1-0 / 1-0-0) No. 6
Wednesday night, the Lions traveled to Johns Hopkins to face the No. 9 Blue Jays in a Top 10 matchup. The Lions took a half to settle in on the road, and it would end up costing them. Although there were chances for both teams, the playing field was tilted in the Blue Jays’ favor in the first half, and Hopkins took the lead in the 23rd minute. The Lions battled back in the second half, peppering the Jays’ defense with 15 shots (they outshot Hopkins 18-11 for the night), but could not get one past the stingy (and fortunate, at times) Jays’ defense. This battle of Titans ended in a 0-1 TCNJ loss. Saturday night, the Lions got back into the win column with a 4-2 victory at Rutgers-Newark to kick off NJAC play. They outshot the Scarlet Raiders 31-4 (19-2 SOG) and led in corners, 11-0. Freshman Nikki Butler scored her first collegiate goal in the first half, then added another - the eventual game winner - in the second half.
Christopher Newport (3-0-0) No. 10